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Alexander the Great's existence and occupation are right here tested throughout the significant matters surrounding his reign. What have been Alexander's final goals? Why did he pursue his personal deification whereas alive? Did he truly set the realm in 'a new groove' as has been claimed by way of a few students? And used to be his loss of life average or the results of a murderous conspiracy? all of the key topics, prepared as chapters, may be provided in Read more...

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23. 11). The nobility, seeing Philip’s preference for his eldest son, abandoned any support for his younger son, Demetrius. After the murder of Demetrius, Philip became disenchanted with his eldest son and attempted to secure the throne for his nephew Antigonus by commending him to the Macedonian “principes” (leaders) (Livy 40. 56. 7). Livy, likely reflecting Polybius, states that had Philip lived longer he might have realized his project. However, not only did Philip die before he had secured sufficient support for Antigonus, but Antigonus, also, was not present when Philip died.

After his victory at Gaugamela, Alexander was moving from a war of retribution to a war of conquest in which he wished to associate the Iranians. His attempt to transform the previously proclaimed enemies of all Greeks of the earlier campaign into comrades-in-arms did not enjoy great success among his Macedonians (see Chapter 5). It needs also to be pointed out that Alexander and his army had been campaigning for years away from home. The military camp had become a sizable community on the move, with wives, mistresses, children, slaves, merchants, and so on, in addition to the tens of thousands of soldiers.

6]); Alexander II (Diod. 15. 60. 3; Just. 7. 4. 8; Aeschin. 2. 26), Perdiccas III (Diod. 16. 2. 4; Schol. on Aeschin. 2. 29), and Philip II (Diod. 16. 2. 1), the sons of Amyntas III. The kingship was not a constitutional office in a highly developed state and lacked most of the formality ordinarily associated with royalty. Even the succession process lacked anything like constitutional formality (Carney 1983: 260–72; Mitchell 2007: 61–74). Disputed successions were common with multiple candidates often claiming a royal title through a show of force and often with foreign assistance.

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